Usually, when you think University of North Carolina PEs, you’ll immediately imagine that original shade of light blue paired with white. It’s a colorway that Michael Jordan imagined wearing in the NBA even despite the Chicago Bulls’ iconic red and black uniforms, and it’s a sought after aesthetic for how clean it looks. Today we get a look at a completely different UNC player exclusive, though, as this special edition Air Jordan 31 “Coaches vs. Cancer” PE was made in collaboration with the American Cancer Society and National Association of Basketball Coaches. Together, the duo has helped raise over $100 million to help the American Cancer Society’s mission of finding a cure through awareness and advocacy.
The Air Jordan 31 Coaches vs Cancer PE features a unique maroon and gold colorway to completely contrast the Tar Heels’ usual light blue and navy accents. It’s unknown if this colorway was made to honor the late Jim Valvano, a legendary coach at North Carolina State University who lost his life to cancer after leading his team to an improbable 1983 NCAA Championship, given NC State’s matching uniform colors. There is a hint of UNC’s Tar Heel cosign on this pair in the form of bold ‘Carolina’ branding on the icy outsole. Expect the Tar Heels to wear this pair in their upcoming matchup against the Virginia Tech Hokies this Thursday, January 26th at 8PM on ESPN.
Check out more of this unique Air Jordan 31 Coaches vs. Cancer PE below and stay tuned for more Jordan Brand updates right here on Sneaker News via our Air Jordan Release Dates page.
Source: UNC Basketball